Nintendo says Super Mario Bros. Wonder marks a 'new phase' for the franchise, no idea what comes next
Not so 'New' anymore
In a new interview, the developers behind Super Mario Bros. Wonder have made it very clear that the New Super Mario Bros. series is done and dusted.
Nintendo ran with the New Super Mario Bros. series for quite a bit of time, kicking things off on the DS and releasing new installments all the way through the Wii U. Even Switch got New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, but it appears that will mark the end of the ‘New’ series as we know it.
Talking with Game Informer, Nintendo’s Takashi Tezuka has stated that the company is officially moving away from the New Super Mario Bros. series, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder shows that. Wonder also marks the beginning of Mario’s future, and what that holds remains to be seen.
“I believe that we have transitioned from the New Super Mario Bros. series into a new phase, but at this point, we have no idea what the next game style will be.”
This sentiment was echoed by Super Mario Bros. Wonder art director Masanobu Sato, who says Wonder is only helping to widen what’s possible for Mario and the gang.
“However, what we do know is that Super Mario Bros. Wonder has set a bigger stage for adventure for Mario and friends.”